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L’Amour Braque Limited Edition DVD

L’Amour Braque Limited Edition DVD

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MSRP: $44.99 L’Amour Braque, 1985
Uncut Limited Edition of 2000, Numbered
Runtime 1 Hr. 45 Mins.
Language Original French Mono
Subtitles English Subtitles (optional, in White or Yellow)
Video 1.66:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
MONDO VISION presents the first ever North American release of Andrzej Zulawski's 6th film L’Amour Braque (Limpet Love, 1985) in a gorgeous new transfer UNCUT & Fully Uncensored with all new English Subtitles Supervised & Approved By Director Andrzej Zulawski.
Disc 1: The Film
  • Digitally Restored High Definition Transfer Mastered For Progressive Scan (Approved by Director Andrzej Zulawski)
  • Feature Length Audio Commentary With Director Andrzej Zulawski And Writer Daniel Bird
  • Exclusive New Video Interview With Sophie Marceau: "Becoming Marie" [24:00]
  • Video Interview With Director Of Photography J.F. Robin [24:00]
  • Rare Archival Interviews & Behind The Scenes Footage From 1985 [16:00]
    • Andrzej Zulawski Interview
    • Francis Huster Interview
    • Sophie Marceau Interview
    • Behind The Scenes Footage
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Image Gallery

Disc 2: Soundtrack CD (Digitally Remastered).
Exclusive 64pg Commemorative Booklet including a newly written essay by Daniel Bird + Rare and Insightful Essays & Interviews (retranslated and published for the first time ever in English)
  • "One Man And His Mad Dog" By Michel Chion (Originally Appeared In Cahier Du Cinéma, March 1985 [N°369])
  • "Andrzej Zulawski PORTRAIT": Rare Extensive Interview With ANDRZEJ ZULAWSKI (Originally Appeared In The French Film Magazine STARFIX, March 1985 [N°24])
  • Extracts From The Original 1985 Press Kit:
    • Andrzej Zulawski Interview
    • Francis Huster Interview
    • Tcheky Karyo Interview
    • "Andrzej Zulawski: A Deep Breath" Short Piece By Étienne Roda-Gil
    • "Sophie Marceau: A Girl Of The Street" Short Piece By Étienne Roda-Gil
    • "Étienne Roda-Gil: The Vibration Of A Tuning Fork" Short Piece By Michele Halberstadt

[5x7] Color Reproduction of the Original French Poster
Certificate of Authenticity With Unique Serial # [Only 2000 Individually Numbered Sets Produced]
L’Amour Braque is presented in its original aspect ratio of 1.66:1 and original Mono French soundtrack as intended by Andrzej Zulawski. This Dual Layer disc has been transferred and encoded using a high-frequency process which preserves as much of the detail and texture from the original film as is possible on the NTSC DVD format.

Note Regarding English Subtitles:
The dialogue of L’Amour Braque presents a number of challenges for the translator. Roda-Gil's dialogue abounds with rhymes and puns, not to mention a plethora of (mainly French) cultural and political references, often specific to the 1980s. Director Andrzej Zulawski prepared the subtitles for this DVD release in collaboration with Daniel Bird. It was decided quickly that a technically precise translation of the original French into English would lose the playful, anarchistic character of Roda-Gil's dialogue. The title 'L’Amour Braque' has usually been translated into English as 'Mad Love' – which is usually how 'L’Amour Fou' has been translated into English. 'Crazy Love', offers a closer fit, but it sounds banal in English in a way in which 'braque' in French does not. Here, Zulawski has opted for the title 'Limpet Love'. The character of 'Marie' has been changed to 'Mary', so as to retain the Christian aspect of the character's name. Similarly, the character of 'Léon' has been changed to 'Léo', while 'Venin' brothers are referred to as 'Venom'. For rhymes in French, equivalents in English have been sought. Therefore, a looser approach has been adopted, which strives to offer something of the 'flavor' of the original.

UPC: 837654037935
Catalog#: MVLE003
Case Type: Specially designed Red Velvet Case!

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